Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Middle

In my last post I ranted about the importance of the beginning. On this second of three postings, I study the purpose of the middle, and how to reach your goal of fleshing out your story. I think it is rather easy to forget that every scene, paragraph, chapter, and story, needs a beginning, middle and end.

Purpose of The Middle
1. Deepen the story
2. Further character development
3. Raise the tension and conflict level
4. Enhance the sub-plots

How
• Analyze the stakes
• Strengthen the bonds (WIIFM)
       (What's In It For Me)
• Add another level of complication
• Add another character
• Cut the dead weight

Write Every Day!

Regards,
Mac

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